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Local Communities Additions and Relocations

Local Communities provide networking and educational opportunities (PDUs) where people work and live for little, if any, charge. Currently, we have 21 Local Communities across the WDC metro area which helps PMIWDC members earn approximately 8000 PDUs annually.

As we get ready for 2017, I am excited to share one community relocation and two new Local Communities:

Military Outreach Leadership Series - Calling all Active Military, Recently Separated, or Retired Veterans

Earlier this year the Project Management Institute Washington, DC Chapter (PMIWDC) kicked off a military outreach program led by the Chapter’s Professional Alliances team. PMIWDC is reaching out to the DC metro area military community offering to help service members as they transition out of the military to explore career opportunities in Project Management. PMIWDC along with other US Chapters are part of a larger Project Management Institute (PMI) joint initiative with The White House’s Joining Forces program.

New Credential Holders in October 2016

Congratulations to these 54 new credential holders in October 2016!

Featured Board Article - November 2016 Newsletter

Celebrating the Power of Volunteerism – With Deep Gratitude and Appreciation!

A featured board article by Priyank Shah, VP Volunteer Coordination

Priyank Shah, VP Volunteer Coordination

The dedication, commitment, and the drive to give back to the community that our volunteers bring, is contagious and inspirational! We are proud to be able to use the skills we have acquired in our professions to support volunteer causes, which aptly reflects in our philosophy of becoming and serving as – High-Impact Community Leaders.

We are thriving and succeeding, and this is possible because of the selfless dedication and professionalism of our volunteers that chose to give their most prized possession – their personal time and expertise, to the cause they support, this indeed is a sacrifice that makes us all stronger.

Instituting Efficiency through Collaborative Effort | By Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

I am honored to serve as the representative for Virginia’s Tenth Congressional District, which is home to a remarkably diverse population both in terms of traditional demographics as well as professions. Our corner of Northern Virginia is home to tens of thousands of federal employees who have the expertise and experience to help solve many of our problems. But we also have countless government contractors, non-profits, and private sector businesses that play an integral part in streamlining the way in which projects are tackled.

Not Your “Average” Project Manager

University of Maryland project management alumni wear a wide variety of hats – including many of the non-construction variety. While the Project Management Center for Excellence is housed within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and designed with engineers and architects in mind, 80 percent of UMD project management graduate students hail from technical backgrounds other than civil engineering. Yet, in cases where graduates go on to assume career roles outside the realm of engineering, there seems to be a common sentiment: the skills one masters through engineering education come in handy when faced with a host of problem-solving challenges.

New Credential Holders in September 2016

Congratulations to these 45 new credential holders in September 2016!